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Title: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on August 29, 2011, 08:38:26 PM
Hi all. I'm not sure if I'm setting this up properly, but here (I hope) is a thread for the missing 22-year old woman, Katelyn Markham, from Fairfield Ohio. She has not been seen since August 13; it seems she has disappeared from her home, with car keys and purse left behind. Her cell phone is missing.

http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/oxford-news/missing-womans-supporters-will-search-again-no-new-tips-in-case-1239834.html

Her disappearance has gained some high-profile attention (aired on Nancy Grace, for example) but it seems police have few leads. Let's hope there will be some good news in this case, and that Katelyn will  be found soon and in good health.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: debbiec on August 30, 2011, 09:31:43 AM
August 30, 2011
Posted: 9:00 AM
Last Updated: 1 hour and 34 minutes ago
By: Syed Shabbir, WCPO.com


FAIRFIELD, Ohio - The search for a missing Fairfield woman is getting help from a nationally known search agency.  Texas Equusearch , an organization known for its work in the search for Caylee Anthony and Natalie Halloway, will assist the local community in locating 22-year-old Katelyn Markham.

Tuesday morning, the agency's founder and director Tim Miller is expected to arrive and begin a massive, community-wide search.

"The man has resources like you have no idea," Miller's colleague David Rader said.  "Anywhere from sight scan sonar to drones.  He is well connected and if we need something he will get it here."

Rader is a volunteer with Texas Equusearch and S.T.A.R.R. or Search Tactics and Rescue/Recovery.  He never knew Markham but says that's no reason not to help.

"There's some people that volunteer for different things," Rader said.  "I would hope that if I had a family member that was missing that they would come out and help me."

That's exactly what nearly 50 volunteers did Monday evening off Buell Road near Triple Creek.

"We are going through the forest and we are checking underneath bushes and things like that looking for any kind of evidence," Monroe volunteer Dana Stuhlreyer said.  "It is a needle in a haystack, but I think with the large group, there's bound to be something that we find."

The volunteers searched until dusk and no new evidence was found.

The reward for information in Markham's disappearance is now five times larger, at $25,000.

Officials with the local Crime Stoppers organization said that family and friends of the 22-year-old have added $20,000 to the $5,000 in reward money that came earlier from an anonymous donor.


http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/state/texas-equusearch-joins-hunt-for-markham-1314708742703 (http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/state/texas-equusearch-joins-hunt-for-markham-1314708742703)

Katelyn Markham is pictured below.

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Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on September 01, 2011, 06:41:35 PM
thanks for posting that, DebbieC.  It's very worrisome that there is still no news.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on September 04, 2011, 04:02:14 PM
Intensive search for Katelyn Markham begins
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110901/NEWS01/109020338/Intensive-search-for-Katelyn-Markham-begins?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

6:07 PM, Sep. 1, 2011   
FAIRFIELD - More than 120 people - including Katelyn Markham's fiancé John Carter - gathered early Thursday at Fairfield West Baptist Church for the most intensive search yet for the missing 22-year-old art student.

Markham's father, Dave, was among them and stood before the crowd during a briefing on ground rules for the search coordinated by Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team.

There was prayer. Fairfield West Associate Pastor James Dick thanked God for his "guidance, strength, love and patience" for searchers. He asked for prayers from Dave Markham.

EquuSearch founder Tim Miller turned to Dave Markham in front of the crowd.

"Dave, it does not look good," Miller said about the prospect of finding his daughter alive. "But we are going to hold onto that hope until we know different."

Searchers, armed with fluorescent flags to mark evidence and the areas they checked, broke into teams and were dispatched to at least 10 locations in Butler and Hamilton counties, the farthest eight miles from the Dorshire Drive townhouse that Markham shared with her father.

More than 40 areas have been identified for subsequent searches, Miller said.

FBI statistics show that 86 percent of missing people are found within a 12 mile radius of where they were abducted and murdered, he said.

"Those numbers and our experience in what we've done are pretty darn accurate," Miller said.

If searchers found a body, they were instructed to have their team leader call Miller, who planned to stay at the command center at Fairfield West. He would call police to get to the scene. Texts, Twitter, Facebook and other social media communication were banned.

No other search teams were to be told, Miller said, for fear that word would spread and the media would go racing to the scene to start reporting the discovery before the Markhams were told.

Katelyn Markham vanished early Aug. 14. Carter reported her missing about 8 p.m. that day after he couldn't reach her and he said he found her car, purse and keys at her townhouse.

Katelyn Markham's red Blackberry cell phone was missing but police said it was turned off at 12:45 a.m., seven minutes before Carter said he received a texted picture of Katelyn Markham from her phone.

David Markham remained at the command center and did not go out with a search party Thursday. Carter signed up for a search team. He had been missing lately from searches organized by Markham's friends, saying he had hurt his leg.

Carter and David Markham did not interact with one another during Thursday's event.

Carter declined interviews Thursday, saying "I just want to deal with the search."

Carter has gone on the "Nancy Grace" show to talk about the case twice.

He told Grace a week ago that he took a polygraph test and passed. In Wednesday night’s appearance, Carter told Grace that he didn’t take a lie detector test. Police will not confirm whether they administered any tests to Carter, nor the results.

Miller, who has led searches for Caylee Anthony and Natalee Holloway, cautioned Markham's searchers not to discuss their speculations about who might be responsible for her disappearance because it was a distraction.

"Focus on the search," he said.

Thursday's search was to be done strictly on foot even though the Warren County Mounted Search Team from Morrow and other groups have offered to hunt on horseback.

The event drew searchers from Northern Kentucky as well as Southwest Ohio.

Tony Schulte, 36, of Fort Wright, had a day off from his job as a toy designer, so he came on a whim.

"I thought I might as well put it to good use," Schulte said. "I'm also an expectant father so I guess that's part of it."

Like Schulte, Narka Gray, of Hamilton, had never participated in a search like this before. And, she doesn't know anyone involved.

"It's been troubling since it came out. If this was my child or someone that I loved I would hope that communities would pull together and help the family. I can't imagine how devastating it is for them," Gray said.
 *******

Let's hope the news will be better than seems so far.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on September 07, 2011, 06:51:56 PM

The search is still ongoing. My thoughts are with Katelyn's family and friends.
http://www.wlwt.com/news/29072206/detail.html
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on September 18, 2011, 04:42:44 PM
Still no news! SOMEONE must know something. Katelyn's family is  in absolute agony. My thoughts are with them.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on September 22, 2011, 11:03:54 AM
Katelyn Markham  is STILL MISSING

There is still no news on missing Katelyn Markham from Fairfiled, Ohio: http://missingpersonsnews.com/?p=831

" Katelyn Markham was last seen in her Dorshire Drive townhouse on Saturday, August 13th around 11pm. The only item missing from her home is her red cell phone. Her purse, keys, and car are still there. She was scheduled to work on Sunday, August 14th, at David’s B…ridal in Tri-County mall and never… showed up. Katelyn is a student, works two jobs, engaged, and she is a responsible young lady who would never walk off.If you have any helpful information please contact Fairfield police 513-829-8201

Hair Color: Brown with Blonde Streaks
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 130 pounds
Sex: Female
Race: White
AGE: 22
DOB: 8-16-89 "

Short URL: http://missingpersonsnews.com/?p=831

the more time passes, the more depressing things get.

Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on October 02, 2011, 06:31:36 PM
***From http://www.fox19.com/story/15470553/benefit-scheduled-for-katelyn-markham-search***

Benefit scheduled for Katelyn Markham
 
A benefit has been scheduled to help raise funds to continue the search for Katelyn Markham.

Markham, 22, was last seen Aug. 13 in Fairfield.

The benefit is scheduled for Oct. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at FBCC at Tori's Station at 74 Donald Drive in Fairfield.

The benefit is to raise funds to aide in the search for Katelyn, as well as cover the ongoing expenses.

The cost is $25 per person and includes live music, soft drinks, dinner, beer and a cash bar. Other fundraising opportunities include a split the pot, raffles, door prizes and auction.

Seating is limited to the first 600 tickets. Those interested in purchasing tickets or donating items for auction should call 513-360-0815 or email katelynmarkhambenefit@yahoo.com.

Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on October 03, 2011, 05:26:57 PM
I saw about Katelyn missing a while back, I immediately suspected her boyfriend. I heard a recording of his call to 911 about her missing and it sounded very pathetic. Why didn't he go right down to the police station and talk to them, but he started out very odd with the very first word, "umm", I can't remember the rest of it. But if you're reporting someone missing you don't start out with umm. If I had a family member missing, I would go right to the police department, I wouldn't call on the phone. If it was a child, yes, because every second counts, but if it is an adult and you feel something very serious has happened, then you just go right to the police and explain everything. I suspect her boyfriend. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: Marcusdog on October 04, 2011, 01:38:17 PM
I am certainly glad this was posted because I must have missed it somehow. This place is less than 2 hrs. driving time from me. Just across the state line in Ohio. It is suburban which probably means it is upscale. There have been several of these abductions around the area in recent years with the keys left in the car and a purse belonging to the victim left untouched on the front seat. If, and when the victim is found it is usually their bones left in some remote corn field. I have always thought anytime I hear of another of these abductions that possibly more than one serial killer is on the loose. What I have noticed so far in the various abductions is that it is usually suburban, away from any big city. I had thought some years ago when a guy named Overstreet was sentenced to death in this same kind of abduction that they might stop. But they didn't and it is the same MO over and over again. Keys in ignition, purse on front seat untouched. It can't be long haul truck drivers as was once suggested because they tend to kill along interstate roads and not off the beaten path. This is close to Cincinnati, Oxford and Hamilton Ohio, all very nice areas. Oxford (Miami University)hosts a great university. Will start looking at boyfriend and see what makes him tick.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on October 05, 2011, 09:17:51 AM
thank you Capeheart and Marcusdog for joining. It has seemed a very quiet space here for Katelyn.
Capeheart, I understand your suspicions (and there has been considerable public speculation about the b/f) but i would just like to say that people cope differently in different situations. "Inappropriate" affect or behaviour isn't always a sign of guilt; it can be the product of cumulative experiences of trauma or intense anxiety. The b/f might have been quite worried but feeling conflicted since Katelyn is a grown, independent woman and he might have somehow displaced his worry for her safety into concern for appearing an overbearing partner. Hence the call, but with some hesitation. That's one possible explanation, tho' probably not a correct one. I don't know if he is or isn't responsible, but I'm not sure I agree that we would all make exactly the same 911 (or other) call, since we all have different experiences of accident, response, the law, concepts of intervention, etc.

Marcusdog: you say there have been many "abductions" in the area. Can you give any more info, even if informally?

thanks again to you both.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: Marcusdog on October 05, 2011, 01:23:43 PM
I guess I should have made myself clearer on this. In the tri state area there have been many of these same types of abductions. Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky. The one in Arlington Indiana matches completely and was a block off highway 52 near Rushville. Her car was still running and she was recovered 4 years later and two counties away in a corn field. It is someone who travels along these state highways rather than by interstate. The perp knows how to get to his destination via state highway faster using low volume roads. He could even have relatives along these paths, who knows?  It is a hop skip and jump from where this girl disappeared. I have to think it is someone who knows these state highways and these small towns. As you know it is nothing for folks to migrate from one state to another and to have relatives living in these small towns. This has really got me to thinking. The BF is young and to be hit with something like this could shock him and therefore make him act out of character. Overstreet(on death row) operated mainly out of shopping centers of  such as Walmart and discount food chains. Fortunately he has been stopped and there have been no more abductions from shopping centers but he always left the victims keys in the ignition and her purse on the front seat. I guess it is the thrill of abduction and killing rather than robbery.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on October 05, 2011, 04:50:05 PM
Hi all. I'm not sure if I'm setting this up properly, but here (I hope) is a thread for the missing 22-year old woman, Katelyn Markham, from Fairfield Ohio. She has not been seen since August 13; it seems she has disappeared from her home, with car keys and purse left behind. Her cell phone is missing.

http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/oxford-news/missing-womans-supporters-will-search-again-no-new-tips-in-case-1239834.html

Her disappearance has gained some high-profile attention (aired on Nancy Grace, for example) but it seems police have few leads. Let's hope there will be some good news in this case, and that Katelyn will  be found soon and in good health.
What does bother me about this is that her boyfriend was the last person with her. He left her at night time, as far as I remember. The only way she could have gone would be someone living in her apartment buiding and she answered the door. Calling to report a person missing is certainly not sufficient, in my eyes. I would be physically in the police station and get the police right on the case. Calling is kind of dumb in my eyes. I'd be very worked up about it if it was me.  If he was out with her that evening, she would not have had her keys and phone possibly. I feel doubtful about his story.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: jellybean on October 05, 2011, 06:09:17 PM
http://www.fox19.com/story/15295662/police-release-911-call-reporting-katelyn-markhams-disappearance

Police release 911 call reporting Katelyn Markham's disappearance (click on the link for the video)
 Posted: Aug 19, 2011 4:44 AM MDT Updated: Aug 19, 2011 11:29 AM MDT

By Cory Stark - bio | email

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D8ncnuofo8
Boyfriend at search area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx368UG6408&feature=relmfu
Boyfriend under suspicion by townsfolk

http://www.wlwt.com/video/29012557/detail.html
Katelyn's Father on the Today Show

http://www.wlwt.com/news/29119482/detail.html
Police Chief - No suspects, no one ruled out.

(I think that she tried to break off with him, and he didn't like it) I think she felt like she was being stiffled in her relationship with her boyfriend JMO)

JB
 



Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on October 16, 2011, 10:55:25 AM

A blogger has posted her or his own analysis of the 911 call
http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com/2011/10/katelyn-markham-looking-back-at-911.html;  I'm not sure what "authority" this person has for assessment, but I don't agree with almost any of the conclusions. Katelyn's b/f may be responsible for her disappearance; I don't know. But I could see myself making some of the very same responses in a 911 call when under distress and feeling like I need to do something while unsure if I'm reacting too strongly or too quickly.  The police are not ruling anything out and I'm very sure they are scrutinizing him closely. I will feel heartsick for her broken trust if he's guilty, and heartsick for him for the double pain of missing her and being suspect if he's not.

Let's hope LE can find the truth and give this family at least some closure; it looksm very sadly,  like they have very little so far:
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/fairfield/police-say-missing-woman-case-not-cold

Posted: 10/12/2011

 By: Deb Silverman
FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Oct. 13 will mark two months since a Fairfield woman went missing. Despite the time that's passed, police say the Katelyn Markham case has not gone cold.

Tips are still coming in according to Fairfield Police Chief Michael Dickey.

He says it's just a matter of getting the right bit of information to bring all the details already collected together.

Two months after Markham disappeared, missing posters with Markham's photo, remain in the windows of hundreds of businesses.

The flyer is not coming down from the window of Dixie Chicks Barber Shop on Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield until Markham is found.

Darlene Bowling, who works at the shop, says she hopes the attention the flyer brings to Markham's disappearance will eventually bring closure to the case. She says it gets people talking.

"Everyday people talk about her. Everyday people think about what could have happened to her," said Bowling as she trimmed a customer's hair.

Hundreds of people have spent hundreds of hours searching for Markham or clues into what happened to her. Police say her fiance, John Carter, was the last one to report seeing her. He says she was fine when he left her townhouse on Dorshire Drive Aug. 13.

Dickey says after two months of investigating there is still no evidence that indicates if Markham's disappearance involves foul play or if she left on her own.

He says detectives are reviewing information everyday. He says they are working to determine if there's someone else to interview, new questions to ask, or a different angle to take.

"We have really not developed any concrete evidence that will point us in one direction or another," said Dickey.

"Sooner or later I do believe we will come up with the necessary information to figure out what happened to her," he said.

If you have any information that could help police call Crime Stoppers. That number is (513) 352-3040.

Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/fairfield/police-say-missing-woman-case-not-cold#ixzz1ayaizAA9
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on October 25, 2011, 06:49:17 PM

Marcusdog --
were you able to go to the benefit? If so, or if you know someone who went, can you let us know how it was? Any new info or ideas communicated? I hope it was a good turnout. The report below seems positive (as much as one can be, with Katelyn missing so long):
http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Benefit-for-Katelyn-Markham-Search/Kjcy9P1fsEqjykJbAOT1bQ.cspx

Benefit for Katelyn Markham Search
Video   
The family of missing Fairfield woman, Katelyn Markham, gathered Saturday night to raise money for the national group that helped search for her. It was held at the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center at Tori's Station. The money raised will go to Texas Equusearch and the church that served as a command post for the searches. Texas Equusearch spent several days in the Fairfield area helping to look for Markham who was last seen in August.

One of the organizers of the benefit, Beth Sargent, said she was very impressed with the turnout. Some of the money raised at the event will help to pay for fliers and billboards to keep her face in the public eye.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on November 07, 2011, 07:17:41 PM
Hi all --

Although I totally object to value-laden terms like "pretty blondes" and find the emphasis throughout the page on how "attractive" these women are to be really offensive,  I still opt to post excerpts from the following: <link removed>

The suggestion is that there is an SK targetting petite women with long blonde hair, and Katelyn is linked to these disappearances by this author. I can't reproduce the whole article, but here's the heart of it:

"Karen Swift is a very pretty white female with long blonde hair, she joins four other very pretty white females with long blonde hair, Holly Bobo, Lauren Spierer, Paige Johnson and Katelyn Markham who have vanished without a trace from the Quad-State area of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.   All of these “missing” females look-alike with almost identical features, see their photos and bio’s. Karen Swift looks much younger than her reported age of 44.
 
FOX NEWS…Karen Johnson Swift, 44, of Dyersburg, Tenn., was reported missing on Sunday by her husband. Her white 2004 Nissan Murano was later found on a nearby road, but authorities have been unable to locate her cell phone.  Police said it was last used at about 5am on Sunday October 30th when Mrs Swift accessed the internet on the device.

Dates & times when the five blonde women were reported missing and/or abducted;
1).  Karen Swift…………. Sunday @ 5:00 am October 30th, 2011 Dyersburg TN,
2).  Katelyn Markham…Saturday @ 11:00 pm August 13th 2011 Fairfield OH,
3). Lauren Spierer ……..Friday @ 4:30 am June 3rd 2011 Bloomington IN,
4). Holly Bobo …………..Wednesday @ 7:40 am April 13th 2011 Darden TN 
5). Paige Johnson ……Thursday @ 1:00 am September 23rd 2010 Florence KY."

 
 Karen Johnson Swift, 44, a mother of four children, was last seen at home on Willie Johnson Road in Dyersburg, Tennessee on Sunday October 30th. Karen’s husband, who she was in a process of getting a divorce from, said he talked to Karen on Saturday evening and then went to bed.

The car that Karen drives, a 2004 white Nissan Murano was found on Millsfield Highway near Harness Road in Dyersburg, Tennessee with a flat tire. A team of dogs have been brought in to search, Karen is 5’5″ tall, 138 pounds, blonde hair and green eyes

Univ of Tennessee Co-Ed Holly Bobo Was Abducted on Wednesday April 13th 2011 at about 7:30 a.m. in Darden TN. Holly Bobo is 5-feet-3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, she has blue eyes and long blonde hair. Authorities have said they believe Bobo was abducted on April 13, 2011 outside her home between 7:40 and 8:00AM by a man who wore camouflage. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans, her cell phone was found on the side of the road 6 miles from where she was abducted. Officials ask that if you see Holly Bobo or anything suspicious contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
 
Indiana Univ Co-Ed Lauren Spierer was abducted on Friday June 3rd, 2011. Lauren Spierer went missing at about 4:30 am on June 3rd, 2011 in Bloomington IN, she is 4′ 11″ tall and weighs 95 lbs, she has blue eyes and long blonde hair, her keys were found in an alley across the street from the Waffle House on the corner of 10th Street and N. College Ave Bloomington IN, her cell phone was left in the Kilroy’s sports bar. It has already been revealed that two registered sex offenders were working at the Waffle House on or about June 3rd, 2011.
 
Paige Johnson was abducted on Thursday September 23rd 2010 at 1:00 a.m. in Covington KY, she lives in Florence KY.  Paige Johnson is 5′ 1″ tall and weighs 110 lbs, she has long hair with blonde highlights, Paige Johnson, age 18, was last seen on Thursday, September 23, 2010, around 1:00 a.m. in Florence, KY.  Paige was last seen wearing a white hoody with multi-colors and blue jeans, her cell phone has not been recovered.  Paige has a beauty mark on her left cheek.  She has star tattoos on her right hip and a C-section scar.  If you have any information, please call the Covington Police Department at (859) 292-2272 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
 
Katelyn Markham is 5’3″ and 130 pounds. She has green eyes and light brown hair with blonde highlights, her cell phone appeared to be missing along with her. Anyone with any information on the case call Fairfield Police at 513-829-8201. Katelyn Markham was last seen August 13, 2011.
Serial Sex Predator Loose In Southern MidWest, 5  Blonde Women, Karen Swift, Katelyn Markham, Lauren Spierer, Holly Bobo and Paige Johnson Vanished Without a Trace.

So what are we looking at here, a possible short haul trucker with priors for sex crimes? A serial sexual predator who abducts blonde haired petite women, a trucker working as a short haul trucker between the area of Fairfield OH, Darden TN, Dyersburg TN, Florence KY and Bloomington IN ?


Posted by BILL WARNER at 1:56 PM
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Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on December 16, 2011, 12:37:17 AM
WHY CAN'T WE SOLVE THESE CASES???


http://www.wlwt.com/news/29989731/detail.html
 FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- Exactly four months ago Tuesday, a Fairfield woman disappeared, and her loved ones gathered to mark the occasion with a vigil in her memory.

Police said there have been no breaks in the case, but those who've spent the late summer and fall searching for Katelyn Markham said they have no plans to give up.

"It's just something in my heart, I can't give up at all," said William Goins.

Balloons marked with messages of hope were launched into the sky by the small gathering.

"I don't want her to be another girl missing for two years, another cold case in Fairfield," said Lacretia Cook. "It's like she's this person that we never met, but we can't give up on her, like she needs us to find her, and we're not going to stop until we do."

Foot searches continue for evidence related to Markham's disappearance, although the number of volunteers has dropped from the hundreds to a small handful.

Police are continuing their investigation and are asking anyone with information about Markham to call them.

Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/29989731/detail.html#ixzz1gg2CXfYF
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: Buster on December 16, 2011, 10:55:03 PM
Isn't it weird how the dates of disapperance ALL HAVE THE NUMBER 3 in them? Wonder if this would mean anything to a profiler?
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: art-hu on December 20, 2011, 11:05:20 PM
Here is another blonde. Amy Ahonen.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015633/Amy-Ahonen-missing-Did-Craigslist-spare-room-advert-attract-kidnapper.html
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on December 22, 2011, 12:45:12 PM
Isn't it weird how the dates of disapperance ALL HAVE THE NUMBER 3 in them? Wonder if this would mean anything to a profiler?
You may have something there, this is very weird that you noticed this. I am not familiar with the proximity of these areas, cities or towns, are they located within a short distance of one another. I feel that it is someone that is stalking these women, they see them and possibly know their exact schedule. It is hard to know about people who are getting divorced though, sometimes that is suspicious because of the turmoil going on between the parties. I know a lot of you don't believe in psychics, but maybe one that the police use could throw some light on checking into the connection between these crimes.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on February 13, 2012, 06:09:27 AM
Hi everyone,

I read this online this morning from Bill Warner, a journalist-PI,  whose ideas about a serial murderer in the Ohio-ish area I posted earlier. Buster, your insight about the numbers was really, really smart. Maybe this can help the investigation (I hope). Here's BWs comment to the article:

 BILL WARNER Feb 1, 2012, 1:42pm EST,  from:     http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981076363

"All the dates when these 6 petite beautiful blonde females initially go missing, has a 3 in it, like the 3rd, the 13th, the 23rd and the 30th, also the 3rd and the 13th are repeated twice, very odd or is it a clue?

What does this number 3 mean and does the number 3 have anything to do with when all of these six petite females initially went missing?

ZODIAC SIGNS AND TAROT CARDS WITH NUMBER 3, BUNK OR REAL DEAL, WHO KNOWS, BUT......., the 3rd Tarot card of the deck is ’The Empress’, she is depicted as a petite white female with shoulder length blonde hair, (look up photo of “Empress the 3rd Tarot card”), is some nutjob using this "The Number 3, Astrology, Alchemy & Revolution" as a road map to abduct petite blonde haired females?

What do the FBI Serial Killer profilers say, anything? Six unsolved cases that date back to 2009 and nobody knows anything."
   
Capeheart, I think your idea of a psychic is more than ever an excellent suggestion. Even if s/he can't "see" (as in foretell) anything, this person might be able to speak more about the details of these crimes, expressly in terms of numerology, space etc. It is indescribably sad that there is still no justice for these women, or their families.
 
 
 
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on May 28, 2012, 07:28:25 AM
How is it possible that we still have no word on Katelyn?
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on August 15, 2012, 04:53:04 PM
The one-year anniversary of Katelyn's disappearance has come and gone with no resolution. It is unbearable that her father still has no answers. I'm not sure how many folks read Katelyn'd thread here, and I certainly don't mean to break any posting rules, but I will say that there is a lot more activity for Katelyn at the websleuths site. Again, it is not my intention to "promote" that site, only to steer folks who care deeply about Katelyn's case to where there is a lot of sustained discussion. I don't mean to curtail any postings here. i wish we were more engaged here as well -- but I know it is so hard with so little information.

Bumping for Katelyn.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on August 15, 2012, 08:11:43 PM
I always felt that Katelyn's boyfriend is involved in some way with her disappearance. He was the last one to have seen her and I don't know if he has been totally eliminated as a suspect or anything. The police usually look at the person that is closest to the victim. I think there is a possibility that is why this case has been not much attention made. Sometimes the police cannot do anything because they don't have anything concrete to arrest someone. This could be the reason this case is so quiet. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on August 16, 2012, 08:16:35 PM
Thanks, Cape. If he's guilty, I hope LE can gather enough to catch him. But if he's innocent, how awful that he's had to endure so much. I think what is so disturbing for me is that so many women have gone missing without a trace, like Katelyn, across that area recently. So it's hard not to worry there is a serial predator.

I have said once before in a post that I now wholly support having surveillance cameras just about everywhere. I know there is the danger  that innocet people will be under scrutiny. But, wow: if it meant we could find missing folks early and hopefully help return them safely, that's well worth our "civil liberties." MOO, 

 
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on August 17, 2012, 08:57:24 AM
Definitely cameras certainly help a lot in solving a lot of cases. And it is unusual that so many females are abducted. Some are being stalked, I believe, like Holly B.  I mean her abduction was early in the morning. Katelyn's was late at night. So unless someone in Katelyn's apt building was watching her, this could be the case. If they were watching her boyfriend leave, they could have knocked on the door immediately after and she would have possibly opened it, thinking it was him coming back for something and then she would have been taken. But with no sounds of screaming or anyone hearing anything, it is a total mystery. The police cannot take the time to focus on a case they believe a person maybe responsible for, because there are so many others. But I believe they wait for that person to slip up, kind of watch him and look at his movements that he made before and after, if they feel he committed the crime. Then they just one day come and arrest that person. It has to be terribly hard on the families of these young women to have to go through this. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on August 21, 2012, 09:03:01 PM
Yes --
Cape, I'm not sure, but I think I remember Katelyn's dad suggesting something about the sounds of arguing heard by her neighbours the date she disappeared. I might be misremembering since I can't find confirmation of that yet on the "Net. If I find it, I'll post.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on August 22, 2012, 04:06:11 PM
Soccermom, I think you're right. I believe I remember that. I always felt the boyfriend could be involved in her disappearance. He was there that night and he was there late. He said he left and she was okay, but I don't think there is any eye witness to him leaving or anything like that. The police sometimes have their own ideas related to this case and I believe that is why there was no big deal made for a long time. Just another missing person, but so difficult for the family. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on December 11, 2012, 03:04:33 PM
I'm not sure if there is likely to be any connection to Katelyn's case, although in the report below there is the comment that the area where Chelsea Johnson's body was located in Fairfield is very close to the area from which Katelyn dispappeared:

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/local/fairfield-police-close-to-arrest-in-chelsea-johnso/nTCXP/

"Fairfield police close to arrest in Chelsea Johnson murder case
by Denise G. Callahan
FAIRFIELD —

Fairfield police said Wednesday they are close to charging someone with the murder of 15-year-old Chelsea Johnson.

Police Chief Mike Dickey said they are working with prosecutors to determine whether they should proceed with an arrest.

“We are at a point where we have probable cause to charge someone,” he said. “But whether there is enough to convict, we are in discussions with the prosecutor’s office on that. We’re close, but in today’s day and age you have to have a lot more than probable cause. The CSI effect and all that, that’s what we’re still working on.”

Johnson was found stabbed to death April 16, about nine hours after she was reported missing. Her body was found near a creek by the Creekside Village of Fairfield apartments between River Road and Pleasant Avenue.

With the holidays and Johnson’s 16th birthday fast approaching, her mother Vicky Fible said she is beside herself.

“It will never be the same. Her birthday is Dec. 13, and Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is coming. It’s bad,” she said.

Fible said she “knows in her heart” who the killer is and she is confident the police will crack the case very soon.

George Donald Davis, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of importuning, drug trafficking and attempting to compel prostitution charges for offering Johnson drugs in exchange for sex. He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison. Dickey has not commented on whether he is a person of interest in the case.

The creek where Johnson was found is also in the same general area from where Katelyn Markham disappeared about a year ago and where Joseph Oakley, 19, of Fairfield, was found dead in August. He had several gunshot wounds. Dickey said “we’re still working on it,” about the Oakley case."

Let's just hope we can find out soon whatever happened to Katelyn....................................
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on April 18, 2013, 08:59:07 PM
Devastating. I wish it was better news:
Katelyn has been found, April 7 2013, deceased. My condolences to all --
 
http://www.thedcregister.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6403:human-remains-found-in-creek&catid=92:be-brief&Itemid=151

"On Sunday, April 7,  Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin County Coroner’s Office, Indiana Conservation Officers, and Indiana State Police investigated the discovery of human skeletal remains off Big Cedar Road near Cedar Grove. Those skeletal remains have been identified as those of 21-year-old Katelyn Markham of Fairfield, Ohio. Markham was reported as a missing person to the Fairfield Police Aug. 14, 2011, said Sgt. Noel Houze, Indianan State Police Public Information Officer.

The Fairfield Police Department and the Indiana State Police are working in concert to conduct an investigation into the death of Markham. Anyone who may have information regarding her death is urged to call the Indiana State Police at 1-812-689-5000, Fairfield Police at 1-513-867-6094 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-352-3040 or 1-513-352-3040, he said.

This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released by the Indiana State Police as it is made available, he said."

Again, my heartfelt condolences go out to Katelyn's family and all her loved ones. May she rest in peace, now, this beautiful young woman taken much too soon.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: GoArmy36 on April 26, 2013, 06:51:33 AM
OK.  I did some research with regards to the other missing girls and found this article from Fox news about Katelyn Markham dated 15 Apr 13.

CEDAR GROVE, IN (FOX19) - As investigators look for evidence among the remains of Katelyn Markham, one experienced criminal defense attorney has a theory about what happened to the Fairfield woman.

Markham's remains were discovered one week ago along a creek near Cedar Grove, Indiana. Markham had been missing since August of 2011, where she was last seen by her fiance at their Fairfield home.

She became the subject of an intensive search effort by police, firefighters and volunteers.

Attorney Mark Krumbein has years of experience defending murderers, kidnappers and even one man suspected of being a serial killer.

Krumbein says the circumstances surrounding the murder of Katelyn Markham and other young women bear some striking similarities. 

"In Indiana, maybe 75 miles away at Bloomington, Laura Spierer disappeared from the planet on June 3rd, 2011," explains Krumbein.

Spierer's disappearance preceded the disappearance of Markham by only two months. Spierer's body has never been found. In December of 1997, 23-year-old Laney Gwinner vanished from a Fairfield bowling alley. Months later, her body was found in the Ohio River.

"White females that disappeared with no explanation and two out of the three were found dead," said Krumbein. "I think this could be the act of a serial killer."

FOX19 contacted Markham's fiance, John Carter, by phone. Carter said that Krumbein's theory is shocking.

"I'm very torn up and shocked by this information. I don't know what to think," said Carter. "I hope that whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent."

Krumbein further explains that the manner in which Markham's body was found could provide some important clues.

"It could represent somebody that treated her as if she were a piece of trash, unfortunately, and threw her in what's a dump. That could be something that would be something more of a trait of a serial killer or a random killer as opposed to somebody that knew her."

Krumbein states that most serial killers fit a certain description.

 

"The typical serial killer is a male white, young, maybe attractive looking guy that wouldn't cause any initial alarm to anybody," explains Krumbein. "They want to see it on television or in the newspaper or hear it on radio about the case itself, but they don't want themselves to be exposed."

Krumbein says the fact that Markham's body was dumped in another state fits the profile of a serial killer who hoped to throw off investigators.

Krumbein states that these killers tend to choose their victims at random, making them all the more difficult to catch. 




Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: GoArmy36 on April 26, 2013, 06:53:21 AM
Seems other people think that there is a serial killer on the prowl as well.  Article from Fox News.

CEDAR GROVE, IN (FOX19) - As investigators look for evidence among the remains of Katelyn Markham, one experienced criminal defense attorney has a theory about what happened to the Fairfield woman.

Markham's remains were discovered one week ago along a creek near Cedar Grove, Indiana. Markham had been missing since August of 2011, where she was last seen by her fiance at their Fairfield home.

She became the subject of an intensive search effort by police, firefighters and volunteers.

Attorney Mark Krumbein has years of experience defending murderers, kidnappers and even one man suspected of being a serial killer.

Krumbein says the circumstances surrounding the murder of Katelyn Markham and other young women bear some striking similarities. 

"In Indiana, maybe 75 miles away at Bloomington, Laura Spierer disappeared from the planet on June 3rd, 2011," explains Krumbein.

Spierer's disappearance preceded the disappearance of Markham by only two months. Spierer's body has never been found. In December of 1997, 23-year-old Laney Gwinner vanished from a Fairfield bowling alley. Months later, her body was found in the Ohio River.

"White females that disappeared with no explanation and two out of the three were found dead," said Krumbein. "I think this could be the act of a serial killer."

FOX19 contacted Markham's fiance, John Carter, by phone. Carter said that Krumbein's theory is shocking.

"I'm very torn up and shocked by this information. I don't know what to think," said Carter. "I hope that whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent."

Krumbein further explains that the manner in which Markham's body was found could provide some important clues.

"It could represent somebody that treated her as if she were a piece of trash, unfortunately, and threw her in what's a dump. That could be something that would be something more of a trait of a serial killer or a random killer as opposed to somebody that knew her."

Krumbein states that most serial killers fit a certain description.

 

"The typical serial killer is a male white, young, maybe attractive looking guy that wouldn't cause any initial alarm to anybody," explains Krumbein. "They want to see it on television or in the newspaper or hear it on radio about the case itself, but they don't want themselves to be exposed."

Krumbein says the fact that Markham's body was dumped in another state fits the profile of a serial killer who hoped to throw off investigators.

Krumbein states that these killers tend to choose their victims at random, making them all the more difficult to catch. 

Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: capeheart on May 31, 2013, 04:01:07 PM
Very sad that another young woman has lost her life in a violent and senseless act of murder. We have no idea of who committed this crime. I read the link related to so many young women missing. Noted that two of them were from gas bars.  In all of these abductions, you would think there was a video camera somewhere that could catch a glimpse of the abductor. The FBI should really focusing on finding the perp with whatever evidence they have available. It is not necessarily so that serial killers usually leve the victims in a garbage area. There are a couple of cases that have come to light where a husband had taken his wife to a landfill. So it is not always serial killers who do this. Of course, this person would have to know his way around pretty good to know where such places are to hide a body. I do hope they find Katelyn's killer. I send my deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Gone from this world way too soon. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: soccermom on June 05, 2013, 08:21:24 PM
I agree! I used to think of public surveillance systems as invasions of privacy; now I wish they would be everywhere.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: jellybean on June 05, 2013, 10:22:51 PM
Very tragic, and my heart goes out to her family.  We have many Canadian cases sitting in the same boat.
Why another human being can kill another human being is beyond my comprehension.  I have followed Katelyn's case whenever I  could.  What a very tragic loss!  -- and for what reason?? What did Katelyn do to deserve her life to be snuffed out?  No doubt - Nothing!!!  Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

I do take note of the comments however made  by a Defence lawyer, about a possible serial killer.  I pause for thought about this -- I do recall the TV interview of her bf when she first  went missing  Have law enforcement themselves, stated this possibility (a serial killer)?.

If LE states so (a serial killer ) for public safety - then I will buy into it.  But the words of a defence lawyer?  Not!!
Arguing from her apartment?  Boyfriend or perhaps another? I don't think a serial killer is part of this here. 

Very upsetting to me. :'(

God Bless Katelyn and especially her Family whom will have to live with her loss for the remaining of their lives.

PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on August 22, 2014, 09:43:20 AM
Frank Smith, the "Cold Case Detective," has been commissioned by Katelyn's family: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/cold-case-detective-now-markham-case-15951.shtml
It appears he has had some success with "cold cases" in the past. Let's hope he's the "fresh eyes" her case needs.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on August 22, 2014, 10:03:42 AM
Here's a timeline, with internal news links associated with events in Katelyn's case, including the discovery of skeletal remains at the site she was found one year later:
http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/butler-county/19704680#!bIbmaN
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on April 08, 2015, 11:30:11 PM
Investigative team suggests they have a suspect and motive:

http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/family-investigators-say-they-have-motive-suspect-katelyn-markham-murder-24278.shtml

oh, if only it were so....
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on April 12, 2015, 08:20:26 PM
"New theories":

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/new-theories-come-to-light-in-katelyn-markham-deat/nkrXL/
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on November 29, 2015, 01:17:24 PM
there's a documentary about Katelyn and her case being made:
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/documentary-highlights-mysterious-death-of-fairfie/nnBFC/ 

this is a great avenue for getting people talking again and getting info out there....
it would be great to see her case solved. The reward is now at $100k.

bumping for Katelyn!

**edited to remove facebook link
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on March 27, 2016, 12:34:49 PM
wouldn't it be wonderful (such as anything can be said to be "wonderful" given that Katelyn is gone and nothing now can bring her back) if this "new evidence" did, indeed, break this case open? Katelyn's father and friends deserve some answers in her case. If it was a drug overdose, someone still has some explaining to do, since iirc Katelyn's remains were partially found in a garbage bag in the woods. So at the very least, someone knows something, and has refused to come forward to bring closure to this case. To this day!
I am hoping against hope we will have word of this soon.
Thanks for updating Katelyn's site, Long Gone, with this (somewhat) hopeful news!
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on September 28, 2016, 02:37:38 PM
Information about the short doc about Katelyn's life and case, Taken Too Soon: The Katelyn Markham Story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJoWv-0JDgA
I'm not sure if any posters here were able to see the film?
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on October 19, 2016, 09:00:40 AM
Last night Crime Watch Daily aired a segment featuring Katelyn's case. Specifically, the PI hired to supplement the work of LE by a large anonymous donation spoke about some of his findings -- including his analysis, as he found and iirc, of inconsistencies made in the 911 call and discrepencies in JC's timeline of events; witness statements contesting the suggestion the couple had not been fighting around the time of Katelyn's disappearance; blood found in the trunk of the car formerly owned by a male friend of the couple, who was with Katelyn and JC earlier the night she went missing; info that the area where Katelyn was eventually located (approx 25 miles from her home) is located is somewhat "close" to property owned by JC's family, and more. It is clear that the PI has compiled circumstantial evidence related largely to one person. I think what I took away from the program is the overwhelming reminder of injustice that Katelyn, a person so full of life and love, was lost to the world far too soon, and left in an area known for dumping garbage and indeed among a heap of trash. How horrendous for her family and friends. Her best friend spoke emotionally in interview in the airing last night about how Katelyn had really been her only friend, and her own sense of devastation in losing her. It was wrenching.
Bumping for justice for Katelyn, and answers for her loved ones.
Title: Re: Katelyn Markham from Fairfield Ohio - Found Deceased
Post by: 2soccermom on April 28, 2017, 08:59:29 AM
not a new article, but worth bumping -- from http://www.wlwt.com/article/sheriffs-office-person-of-interest-identified-in-katelyn-markham-case/8296347:

"The Butler County Sheriff's Office said it has a person of interest in the Katelyn Markham homicide.

"We did approximately 20 interviews to include everybody, and through that, we felt confident about removing some persons of interest," said Sgt. Rob Whitlock. "We believe we have narrowed it down to a strong person of interest."

No name has been released so far.

"The Sheriff's Office made it very clear they weren't going to tell me specifics, so I don't know names. I just know they've been working on it, and the statement that they have a person of interest is encouraging," said Katelyn Markham's father, Dave Markham.

Katelyn Markham, a 21-year-old art student, disappeared from her Fairfield home in August 2011. The last known person to have seen her was her fiance, John Carter. He reported her missing the next day.

In April of 2013, a scrapper found Katelyn Markham's remains in a wooded area in Cedar Grove, Indiana. That's about 30 miles from Fairfield.

Her death was ruled a homicide, but a coroner was unable to determine how she died.

Last December, Dave Markham asked the Butler County Sheriff's Office if it would help Fairfield Police. Fairfield has been the lead agency investigating Katelyn Markham's death.

"Each agency does things a little different and does things their own way, and that's all I asked. It seemed like Fairfield was at wit's end, and I asked for a new game plan," Markham said.

Markham said Wednesday's developments bring hope, but he remains guarded.

"I've been let down too many times to get too encouraged. It is a positive move. It is a good thing, but it's still not over. It's not solved," Dave Markham said.

In 2014, private investigator J. Ryan Green was given an anonymous donation to start working the case. Green told WLWT the person he believes is responsible is the same as the county's person of interest.

"It's not going to stop," Green said. "The sheriff's office is not going to stop. The police department isn't going to stop. I'm not going to stop, and the public wants answers."

Carter wasn't available for comment. His mother, Karyn Winkler, spoke to WLWT on her son's behalf.

"He always has cooperated whenever he's been asked anything about the Katelyn case, because he wants it solved as much as everyone else does," Winkler said. "He misses her every day."

The Sheriff's Office said it still needs help from people in the community. It needs more information before they can pursue charges.

"There may be that one person out there that seen something or heard something, and that's what we ask for," Whitlock said.

The reward stands at $100,000.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact Detective Joe Nerlinger at 513-759-7344."